Stainless frames start at $2,500 and include the 44mm headtube standard and stock geometry. Custom geo adds $275.The Fatso is their new fat bike that fits a 4.3 tire and 170mm rear spacing and geometry based around the 120mm travel Lefty. They’ll also do it with 135mm rear spacing for the Rohloff hubs, but those get offset rear ends to keep the 100mm BB width and maintain proper chain line. Frame starts at $2,550.DON WALKERShow proprietor and host Don Walker always exhibits, too, usually with an assortment of cyclocross bikes from his team racers. This year, he had this Star Trek themed track bike, his own singlespeed ‘cross racer and a new mountain bike frame.The track bike is for a guy named Kirk whose nickname is Captain Kirk, and there are subtle references to Star Trek throughout. Stars and space behind the logo, above, for example. Form Cycle’s new disc brake road bike is built from KVA stainless steel and gets internal routing and brazed on small bits (disc brake tabs, cable ports, bottle bosses) for a cleaner look.They’re also working on a gravel road version that’ll have more tire clearance thanks to S-bend chainstays. It’ll also get a slightly relaxed head angle and use ENVE’s road disc fork, which has a bit more clearance.For gnarlier terrain, there’s a ti fat bike and stainless mountain bike, plus great rides from Vendetta and Don Walker, below… Now offering Di2 bikes, they’ll be offered with the Calfee internal seatpost battery, or Shimano’s soon to be released internal option, or the standard external battery.Wire runs into the headtube. Walker put it there because its a thicker tube and not putting a hole in the “heat affected zone” of the downtube like so many other builders seemed like a good idea to him.Mountain bike is number four he’s built. Seat stays are heavily curved, and the design is a work in progress that’s being tested and refined by his sponsored riders and employees. It’s made of Reynolds 853 tubes, Deda stays and fillet brazed throughout.VENDETTAAs usual, Vendetta’s Conor Buescher had plenty of beautifully painted and detailed bicycles on display.The purple bike is for someone that wanted a road bike that was also a travel and commuter bike. Front end handles like a road bike, but with more upright riding position to help her look behind easier. Chainstays are a bit longer for a more stable ride, and it has S&S couplers for easy breakdown during travel. This touring bike used a metallic gold base coat with candy blue. The owner wanted it to look like the ocean. In direct sunlight, it turns a bit green straight on with blue at an angle. Handlebar tape stitching matches the bike’s primary color. This matte black frame had custom cut lugs and parts to match the look of a timepiece since the owner is into watches. The detail work has paid off in the past with awards, like at NAHBS 2012.
Kleine held many sports-related internships before getting a full-time job with the Vikings organization.She interned for the PGA when the PGA Championship was at Whistling Straits. She interned at the Jack Brewer Foundation as well as Gopher Sports in her time at the University.“What made Kelly do well was she was willing to do whatever we asked of her,” said communications assistant Sarah Turcotte, Kleine’s boss at Gopher Sports. “I’m just not surprised that it took that short of a time for her to become successful with the Vikings.”Kleine took a public relations internship with the Vikings in July of 2012 after interviewing a Vikings public relations employee for a class.After being an intern for about a year, Kleine picked up full-time employment with the Vikings as a college scouting assistant.Anne Doepner, the director of football administration with the Vikings, handles contract negotiations with draft picks as well as other responsibilities.Though the men in football administrations outweigh the women, Kleine said she does not consider herself a trailblazer.“No one should be afraid of working in the industry with all men,” Kleine said. “A lot of men are very, very open to it. It’s just working hard and getting your foot in the door.” UMN alumna joins Vikings operations teamKelly Kleine is one of 14 women who work in NFL football operations.Easton GreenUniversity of Minnesota alumna Kelly Kleine poses for a portrait in front of the US Bank Stadium on Wednesday. Kelly was hired as the college scouting coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. Jack WarrickJune 26, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe NFL has 14 women currently working in football operations for teams across the league.Kelly Kleine is one of those women. Kleine — a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota — was promoted to college scouting coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings earlier this month.“Watching how she interacted with everybody in the football side of it, you knew she had an opportunity to continue to grow,” said Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. “If you’re being critical because she’s a female on the football side, then that’s absolutely wrong.”Kleine’s duties with the Vikings include coordinating visits and meetings with free agents, evaluating players and writing reports at pro days. She also coordinated the Vikings’ trip to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.“I’ve kind of been doing some of this already, but now [Spielman] is really pushing me to do more and take on more roles,” Kleine said. “The main thing is, [Spielman] just wants me to do more and more.”Kleine was always involved in sports from a young age. She was a three-sport athlete in high school, participating in golf, basketball and softball.
The Huffington Post:Setting goals is important. And starting them is a pretty big deal.Why?It marks the beginning of change. When you take action for what you want personally or professionally. We all know how tough it can be to follow through on your goals. So knowing how to effectively start pursuing them can help, right?New research published in the journal Psychological Science has found a piece of advice for those wanting to start a new goal off right. These researchers found that when you start can give you more motivation to start your goals.Read the whole story: The Huffington Post
French LNG engineer Technip posted a net loss of €306.9 million in the second quarter of this year following a restructuring plan it announced earlier this month.Technip said on July 6 it plans to reduce its workforce for about 6,000 in a response to the downturn in the oil and gas market.The restructuring plan included a total one-off charge of €650 million. Of this total, €570 million was booked in the second quarter, Technip said in a statement on Thursday.During the second quarter, Technip’s order intake was at €1.5 billion, as compared with €7.07 billion a year ago.“In our July 6th announcement, we set out in detail our views on the market outlook and these have not changed: the oil and gas industry is likely to be adversely impacted for longer than anticipated by the downturn,” Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and CEO of Technip said. LNG World News Staff; Image: Technip
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Conxion won the contract to deliver the exchangers, each of which had the dimensions 25 m x 4.5 m x 4.6 m, for the QAFAC turnaround project scheduled to take place in spring 2014.The heat exchangers were shipped as breakbulk cargo from Italy to the port of Doha, from where they were transported about 60 km to QAFAC’s plant in Meseaid Industrial City and offloaded using 300 tonne capacity cranes.Conxion Logistics & Heavy Equipment joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in June 2012 as a representative in Qatar. www.conxionlogistics.comwww.projectcargonetwork.com
Over half of barristers’ chambers will not survive the next six months without financial aid if the pandemic persists, while 81% will collapse within a year under the current pressures, the Bar Council says today.According to the representative body, a survey shows that 55% of all chambers cannot survive six months without financial aid if the current circumstances continue, and 81% cannot survive 12 months. The 145 heads of chambers who responded said their main concerns are interrupted court work, an inability to generate income to pay future costs and a lack of cash to pay current costs.The criminal bar is hardest hit, with 90% of chambers predicting they will fold after 12 months without more financial support. Some 60% are already furloughing clerks and other staff, while just over half are taking urgent measures such as renegotiating or giving notice on their leases.Pupillage recruitment will also be severely disrupted, the survey suggests. Some 30% of chambers are changing their plans for pupillage starting in 2020 or 2021 and may not take pupils on as planned for the next two years.The Bar Council said the government’s current financial relief does not address the problems faced by the bar, and will impact social mobility ‘immediately and for the future’. Pupils, junior tenants and those on or returning from parental or adoption leave are particularly badly affected, it said, adding: ‘The publicly funded Bar is more diverse than other areas. Its particular vulnerability means that barristers from more diverse backgrounds (including women and BAME practitioners) are most disadvantaged by the current crisis.’The Bar Council urged the government to extend its self-employed relief to barristers without 12 months of receipts and to permit them to rely on 2019/2020 tax returns, an idea proposed by newly-qualified barristers this week. It also said that childcare costs should be deductible as expenses of self-employment for the purposes of calculating eligibility for relief, and the Legal Aid Agency must accelerate payments.It added: ‘The survival of chambers is integral to ensuring access to justice. Financial support is required if the collapse of chambers is to be avoided.’
POLAND: ZNTK Olenica has extensively modernised a PKP Intercity Class EU07 electric locomotive as a pilot for a possible wider programme. The changes have uprated the locomotive from 2 MW to 3·2 MW, and increased top speed from 125 km/h to the 160 km/h permitted on an increasing proportion of the Polish networkDC traction motors have been refurbioshed by Emit Zychlin as EY541X4 three-phase AC motors fed by a Medcom FT-1600-3000 inverter. Enika has supplied auxiliary equipment, and IPS Tabor microprocessor diagnostic and control systems as well as pneumatic equipment. Around 413 EU07 locomotives remain from 488 built to an English Electric design by Pafawag and HCP in 1965-92. The long production runs meant the later locomotives were already outdated when new.The modernised locomotive is now undergoing tests, and PKP Intercity is interested in ordering at least 20 more.
AUSTRALIA: New South Wales is experiencing ‘a golden age’ of rail investment, Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins told delegates at the AusRail 2019 conference in Sydney on December 3.Collins reported that ridership on Sydney’s suburban and regional passenger network had been growing at 5 to 6% per annum over the six years since he joined the organisation. He suggested that New South Wales was seeing a shift in attitudes towards private car use. ‘This is not just a Sydney urban change, we are seeing rural NSW communities embracing rail use too.’ Concern about the changing climate in the region could be a contributory factor, he believed.Noting that New South Wales has a transport strategy looking ahead as far as 2056, Collins joked that ‘I’ll be there’. ‘We used to talk about individual modes of transport, but this strategy is about integrated transport and building better places.’In the short term, more capacity is expected to be created through the roll-out of ETCS Level 2 across the suburban network. Given that Sydney Trains services run largely on segregated infrastructure, Collins predicted that this could yield capacity gains of up to 30%. ‘We don’t have to be revolutionaries, we can just emulate what others have achieved’, he suggested, citing the deployment of ETCS with ATO on London’s Thameslink corridor in the UK.He also emphasised the importance of integrated control systems across the busy network. A Rail Operating Centre at Alexandria opened at the end of May at a cost of A$300m, performing non-vital functions across the network and giving controllers real time information in a single hub ‘for the first time in Australia’.Ahead of his secondment to a supervisory role within Transport for NSW in 2020, Collins expressed his pride at being able to ‘run an integrated railway with one organisation responsible for everything from the ballast to the overhead wires to the staff and the customers’.Faster Rail reportDelivering a keynote address at AusRail, New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro reiterated the state government’s commitment to a major rail spending programme as part of its A$55bn transport investment programme over the next five years.He confirmed that a report on the potential for ‘faster rail’ routes on several corridors including Sydney – Canberra and Sydney – Newcastle, being authored by former HS2 Ltd Chief Engineer Prof Andrew McNaughton, would be submitted by ‘early 2020’. This would support the state’s objective to improve rail provision outside the Sydney conurbation.Barilaro also gave strong backing to the federally funded Inland Rail project, reporting that the nascent Melbourne – Brisbane freight corridor was already delivering economic benefits to the state. The first double-stack intermodal trains have begun serving a dry port at Parkes, where Pacific National has recently opened a dedicated terminal. Barilaro said the state would launch a ‘concierge programme’ to encourage businesses to relocate to the area, attracted by better access to national and international supply chains.
Related Google today is honouring Kenyan author, pediatrician, and human rights advocate Margaret Ogola.Most notably known for her book, The River and The Source which won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book, Africa Region, Margaret Ogola is also known for so much more than shaping a generation of African literature enthusiasts and the new age authors.Kenyans on twitter have had an outpouring of comments commending Google on bringing light to this national treasure to the country.“Local doodles provide a way for Google to connect with Kenyans about what matters to them and to help celebrate the important moments. We celebrated Wangari Maathai and today we’re celebrating a literary figure, Dr. Margaret Ogola,” stated Dorothy Ooko, head of communications and public affairs, SSA.There is As part of the commemoration, a special reading of her book The River and the Source will be held at Prestige Bookshop, Mama Ngina Street at 1700hrs in Kenya’s Capital Nairobi. Readings will be led by her family and several Kenyan authors.Here is why Margaret Ogola is worthy of knowing and honouring. Missing Kenyan activist found dead Kenyan authorities ask Google to take down gay song #FindCarolineMwatha: Search intensifies for missing Kenyan activist